Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to hit 10000 apps today, faster than iOS and Android

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to hit 10000 apps today, faster than iOS and Android
Windows Phone 7 developers have sped up the tempo with which they submit applications to the Marketplace to the tune of 1200 in the last two weeks.

The rate before that was about two thousand a month, but obviously the Nokia Windows Phone announcement has sent shockwaves throughout the WP7 development community. We would be drooling too, if we were them, knowing how many millions of phones with Microsoft's mobile OS Nokia could sell, if all goes well.

Just for comparison's sake, neither iOS, nor Android have managed to reach 10 000 apps strong with the App Store and Android Market as fast as Windows Phone 7 has done. It took iOS a bit less than five months, Android 11 months, and WP7 will hit the 10k milestone for about four and a half months.

We have to admit that Redmond did a very good job starting WP7 out with a decent number of apps out of the door, and kept incentivizing developers and partners like Nokia, cold hard cash included. It's not the first time Microsoft gets caught by surprise by some innovation, but waits for the market to mature, and then swoops in with guns blazing to grab a sufficient chunk of it. Nokia Windows Phone could be the wild card here for this growth to go from linear to exponential, like what iOS and Android did.

source: WMPowerUser

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47 Comments

47. Attah unregistered

waiting for the release of Nokia's windows phone 7 later this year or early next year,but believe me I will take nothing short of an improvement on symbian 3 OS. Symbian 3 is superb with its hd video, bluetooth 3.0, usb on the go, great hardware design, AMOLED and CBD, gorilla glass surface and an overall mature and not sexy loking user interface.

46. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Still waiting for Angry Birds

43. Little unregistered

Good thing I have an HD2

45. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Me too an HD2(7) most fun phone ever. Can run almost anything: WM 6.5, WP7, Android, MeeGo, Linux, Ubuntu, and Windows 95. Fortunately there is no iOS support that I know of. Don't wanna dumb the phone down. lol

36. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Apps developers must never learned from Vindows 6.5 cannot be upgrade to Windows 7.0, what happen when new Windows 8 arrive and Windows 7.0 cannot be upgrade. It is a developers business but I learned from my Windows 6.5 phone no more Windows phone in my life and Windows Apps are expensive too.

37. Umad unregistered

Windows Phone 6.5 is so old, the processor isn't fast enough to have WP 7. BUt I really hope WP7 could get WP8 upgrade q.q

42. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Just a heads up. Windows PHONE 6.5 doesn't exist and never will. WM(Windows Mobile) 6.5 is an OS (operating system) not a phone. So it doesn't have a processor. You are hoping Windows phone 7 gets Windows phone 8? I'm guessing you mean you want it upgraded.

35. Jake unregistered

#19 I want that Samsung Omnia 7 (the unbricked version), Now that apps seems to be a plenty now, it's high time to take a serious look at wp7.

34. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Vanny claimed 17-21 so JH is 22 and Jtech is 23-24. That makes me 25, 26, and 27! 2 Sprint upgrades now and another later this year. I am all in!

31. Jtech unregistered

Make that 22!! I'm leaving android for the better. I've seen the light and it has enlightened me that wp7 is the messiah of smart phones and will do away with false OSes (iOS and android)

29. JH unregistered

GETTING A MOZART TOMOROW MAKE THAT 20

27. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

I wonder how hard it would be to make WP7 apps compatible with the KIN devices.... I have the KIN TWOm on Verizon and it'd be nice to see some downloadable apps for it. I'm not sure what the WP7 OS is based on, but the KIN OS is based on Windows CE. They could make it work. =)

33. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

both CE I think... takes some big ones to admit to owning a Kin...

41. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Even if they could, they won't. MS has abandoned KIN, just like WM 6.x. You will have to learn how to program and such, if you really want some apps.

24. hani unregistered

Who cares? Its neither Android , Nor I-OS , so we dont care...

26. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

who are you? who cares about you? same question do u feel better?

22. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

WP7 will be the best OS but for now android dominates. WP7 fans stop bragging about WP7 or it will be hated like apple or justin beirber

38. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Whats the point of fans if they don't brag, boast, drool, or put down rivals! =]

44. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

justin bieber joke, nice!!!! :) water bottle to the heezy!

17. tts unregistered

U can't even Change your Ringtone to your favourite mp3 in your WP7 phone! 6 Years ago my phone could do that and the 2011 WP7 "smart"phone can't ... MS Sucks!!!

28. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

My KIN can do that. Which is weird, because Microsoft was originally going to merge the KIN OS and WP7 OS. Surprised WP7 can't do it.

15. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Too bad WP7 is far behind the rest in sheer functionality, even after the update.

16. Shanism

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

But do you see how fast its growing? europe is pushing more but come on. they messed up in the beginning but they are from losing fans. they will keep growing I think. They will catch up. its Windows anyways. I know Im a PC haha

18. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Too bad Android is dead last in reliability ever since its launch.

40. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Actually, that would be Windows Mobile 6.5 and below.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the iphone had none of those features at launch either. Hell, its still missing some of them. Dont hate because they decided to make sure the system was rock solid before plastering it with half baked features and turning it into windows 6xx. Slow n steady. They have a great start on the OS. If you havent used one but make fun of it, ur a "ritard".

32. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Don't think ps1001 is hating, it is a comprehensive list to put the OS features not included in perspective and illustrate how quickly Microsoft is pushing updates compared to Apple. It took years for iOS to get cut & paste and it will be months for WP7 to get it. Yes, silly to leave it out in the fist place, but I guess something had to give to launch on time: they could not wait another second to get into the market...

14. Eat$Hit unregistered

Well. TAKE THAT Driod boy toy fans AND crApple fan boy toy users.

13. Mace unregistered

18 but only with Nokia HW, not with fischerprice plastic HTC or Samsung toys.

39. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Most of HTC's phones are not "fisherprice" plastic. Leave that title for Sammy. But I agree that Nokia's Hardware is fantastic, I can't wait to get my hands on one.

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